Kaleidoscope #777


I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses…the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life…to lie in your arms as I take my last breath.
Lisa Kleypas, Again the Magic 

 

 

 

 

Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes…
Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #776


Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?
― Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard

 

 

 

 

 

Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes…
Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #775


“I’m not going to die,” she said. “Not till I’ve seen it.”
“Seen what?”
Her smile widened. “Everything.”
― V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

 

 

Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes…
Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. This fella in a creepy Halloween graveyard was found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #774


The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
― J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

 

 

Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes…
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across this big guy hanging out on some walkway trim while taking a walk around my hotel on a July trip to Shawsville, VA to visit family. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #773


I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.
― Charles de Lint

 

 

 

 

Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes…
Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #772


She says the secret to her positivity lies in the simplest of things: gratitude for each and every simple pleasure of life.
― Sudha Murty, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven: 20 Inspiring Real-Life Stories

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these lavender petunias. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #771


I put socks on first; a simple pleasure that requires more effort than shooting a man.
― Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Taken on.a summer afternoon, while on an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these purple petunias. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #770


Inner peace is accomplished by understanding and accepting the inevitable contradictions of life—the pain and pleasure, success and failure, joy and sorrow, births and deaths. Problems can teach us to be gracious, humble, and patient.
― Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA on a rainy afternoon, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and these remarkable and unusual flowers. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.


Kaleidoscope #769


I adore simple pleasures, they are the last refuge of the complex.
– A Woman of No Importance

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.